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Measures Taken in Liechtenstein in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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On November 10, in light of rising levels of COVID-19 infections, the Liechtenstein Government announced that it will be extending measures taken to mitigate the spread of the virus through November 29. This includes measures implemented on October 21 and 24, respectively that the wearing of masks are required inside all public buildings and the temporary closing of restaurants, bars and night clubs. Eating and drinking at public events is also prohibited. Since November 4, private events that have not developed protective procedures are only allowed for up to 10 people.

Mobilizing Finance Against Modern Slavery

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On October 19, 2020 the Embassy of Liechtenstein and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an online panel discussion titled “Mobilizing Finance Against Modern Slavery.” The discussion focused around what the financial sector can do to fight the financing of human trafficking and modern slavery and featured James Cockayne, the Head of Secretariat of the Liechtenstein Initiative for Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (F

Liechtenstein Study Using Biometric Braclets Aims to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic

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On April 15, a project was launched in Liechtenstein to develop a real-time coronavirus tracking program through the use of special, biometric bracelets. Under the pilot project, a select number of Liechtensteiners will be offered a bracelet, originally developed to monitor female fertility cycles, which will trace skin temperature, heart rate and breathing frequencies.

A Grammy For Liechtenstein Artist Al Walser

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At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020 " Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype" won the Grammy for Best Children's Album. The album's artist, Jon Samson, received the Grammy along with the album's producer Al Walser, who is from Liechtenstein. For Grammys awarded in the "Best Album" category, Grammys are awarded to both the artist and producer. We talked with Mr. Walser about his incredible accomplishment and what brought him to where he is today.

President Trump Congratulates Liechtenstein on its Tricentennial

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On October 2, US Ambassador to Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Edward McMullen, hosted a reception in Vaduz celebrating US-Liechtenstein relations. As a highlight of the occasion, Ambassador McMullen presented H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein a letter signed by US President Donald Trump congratulating Liechtenstein on its 300th anniversary. A description of the event can be found on the website of the US Embassy in Bern.

Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry Visits Washington

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On December 10 and 11 a delegation representing the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) visited Washington to highlight Liechtenstein economic footprint in the United States. The group consisted of Klaus Risch, LCCI President and Trustee of the Martin Hilti Family Trust which owns the Hilti Corporation; H.S.H.

Hereditary Prince Alois Visits Washington

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On September 26 and 27 H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein visited Washington, DC. The visit served as an opportunity to promote Liechtenstein's international initiatives, its unique integration with the European Union, while also celebrating strong Liechtenstein-US relations during Liechtenstein's tricentennial year.

Students from the Liechtenstein International Academy of Music Perform in Washington

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From April 1-9 five students from the Liechtenstein International Academy of Music spent time in Washington, DC. The students came upon invitation by the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and took part in the organization's Washington Semester Leadership Program. The students participated in lectures, coaching sessions and also visited Shenandoah University where they were able to meet and interact with other advanced students of music.

Liechtenstein Featured in National Geographic Traveler

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In its February/March 2019 issue, National Geographic Traveler featured Liechtenstein’s capital of Vaduz as a “Smart City” for its commitment to accessing clean energy. In 2018 Liechtenstein once again topped the list of per capita production of solar energy by the organization SolarSuperState.

OECD Global Forum Once Again Attests Liechtenstein a High Degree of Compliance With International Tax Standards

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On March 18, 2019 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) found that the legal framework and practice in Liechtenstein are to a large extent compliant with international standards on administrative assistance in tax matters. In its second-round peer review, Liechtenstein again received an overall rating of "Largely Compliant" (in the same category as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Austria).

Ambassador Jaeger Visits Neutrik in North Carolina

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On June 27 Ambassador Kurt Jaeger traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit the Liechtenstein company Neutrik USA. Neutrik is a global leading supplier of professional entertainment connector products such as audio, video, digital, and fiber optic connectors. In the US the company employs 20 people and globally has a staff of about 1,000.

Embassy of Liechtenstein and WIIS Host Event on Youth, Peace and Security

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The Embassy of Liechtenstein partnered with Women In International Security (WIIS) to host a roundtable discussion about “Youth, Peace and Security” on June 13th. The event occurred at the International Center for Research on Women and attracted about 60 attendees. The engaging conversation explored the significance and challenges of the UN Youth, Peace and Security agenda, particularly in regards to its assumptions about youth and gender.

Bringing Innovation to Language Learning for Migrants and Refugees

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In the midst of the refugee crisis four years ago, representatives of various religions met at the Berlin residence of H.S.H. Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein, the Ambassador of Liechtenstein to Germany at the time. During the meeting, participants discussed ways to improve the linguistic integration of refugees into European society. The final product of the meeting was the creation of a language course project named ‘Liechtenstein Languages’, also called LieLa for short.

Skiing Down a Mountain of Success

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Tina Weirather’s Olympic success in winning a bronze medal in the Women’s Super-G skiing brought joy to the Principality unparalleled since Paul Frommelt won Liechtenstein’s last medal in Calgary in 1988 in men’s slalom.

Ambassador Jaeger Visits Ivoclar Vivadent in Amherst, NY

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Ivoclar Vivadent is one of the world’s leading dental companies, supplying high-quality products to dentists and dental technicians, and a global leader in the manufacturing of ceramic teeth and prostheses. November 20-21 Ambassador Kurt Jaeger visited the North American headquarters of Ivoclar Vivadent in Amherst, New York. Ambassador Jaeger was received by the company’s top leadership including CEO Bob Ganley.

Embassy of Liechtenstein and WIIS Co-Host Event Series on Gender, Peace, and Security

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On September 18, the think tank Women in International Security (WIIS) and the Embassy of Liechtenstein launched a roundtable series on security and gender challenges. The Gender, Peace, and Security series provides a forum for bringing together a diverse group of experts and policymakers to advance gender considerations in security policy discussions.

Major League Soccer Gets a Liechtenstein Boost

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During his soccer career Nicolas Hasler has played for Vaduz, Triesen, Balzers, and Eschen – all of them towns in Liechtenstein. Then he got a call from Toronto FC. One week later he left his home country and has been playing in North America's Major League Soccer (MLS), culminating in the December 9 win of the MLS Cup.

Liechtenstein Creation at the National Gallery of Art

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On October 23, Martin Frommelt became the first Liechtenstein artist to display his work at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C. Curator Jonathan Bober was delighted to add Frommelt’s Creation to the NGA’s graphic collection.

In Atlanta: Steaks with a Pinch of Liechtenstein

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Kaiser’s Chophouse, in Sandy Springs, GA, just north of Atlanta, offers quality cuts of meats, superior ingredients, and a boutique wine and cocktail program. Growing up in Liechtenstein, the restaurant’s chef and co-owner fell in love with cooking in one of Liechtenstein’s most renowned restaurants.

Liechtenstein Signs BEPS Convention

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On June 7th, 2017, Liechtenstein signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) by large international corporations. Liechtenstein is one of 76 states and territories which has accepted or signed the convention. The Multilateral Instrument (MLI) is the product of efforts by the Organization for Economic...

Liechtenstein's Kaiser AG Acquires American Premier Manufacturing

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In June the Liechtenstein industrial company Kaiser AG bought 100% of Premier Oilfield Equipment, a US manufacturer of hydrovac vehicles. The manufacturer, based in Fort Morgan, Colorado, has historically produced specialty tanks, vacuum trailers, and hydro-excavators to the oil and gas industry. From left: Kaiser AG CEO Markus Kaiser and Kaiser Premier CEO Dan Weber. Markus...

Ambassador Jaeger Visits Texas

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May 8-9 Ambassador Jaeger visited two Liechtenstein companies that have their North American Headquarters based in Texas, namely Hilti, a maker of drilling and fastening tools for the construction industry, and RiceTec, a producer of hybrid rice seed. Ambassador Kurt Jaeger with Hilti President and CEO for North America Avi Kahn. Ambassador Jaeger's visit started off in Plano,...

Spirited Liechtenstein

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Wine has been grown in Liechtenstein for over 2,000 years, with the first boom in production coming during the Roman occupation. Viniculture dwindled, however, in the first centuries after the Alemanni pushed the Romans out. Starting with the Christianization of Liechtenstein in the 4th century, wine production started to increase once more, with monks encouraging its production. ...

Liechtenstein for Hikers

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Nestled on the banks of the Rhine and high in the Alps, Liechtenstein offers hiking experiences for all ages and skill sets. Featuring 250 miles of maintained trails, alpine views, crystal clear brooks, and blooming meadows come standard in Liechtenstein. There are nearly a dozen different trails to choose from, ranging from gentle walks along the banks of the Rhine to challenging climbs in...